Haredi Men Throw Rocks at 'Immodest' Woman and Her Baby in Beit Shemesh

Two women, also ultra-Orthodox, help woman and her 7-month-old infant to safety in a nearby store.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews threw rocks on Wednesday in Beit Shemesh at a woman who was about to take her baby out of her car.

Two women, also ultra-Orthodox, helped the woman and her 7-month-old infant to safety in a nearby store. No one was injured during the incident, but the car's windows were damaged.

Vered Daniel, 34, lives in a nearby community. She had come to buy baby products at a store where she is a regular customer, near the ultra-Orthodox part of town.

"I had taken the baby carriage out of the car when two or three Haredi men suddenly started throwing big rocks, at me, with my daughter in the car," Daniel told Haaretz, adding that they shouted at her that she was not dressed modestly.

She said the attack stopped when two Haredi women came out of the shop and urged her to run into the store.

Police summoned to the scene searched for the perpetrators.

Haredi men riot in Beit Shemesh, Jan. 15, 2012. Credit: Gil Cohen-Magen

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